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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
 Resource Type: Text
 Decade: 1960-1969
20th Anniversary Speech
Text of speech given by William Sinkin at the 20th anniversary luncheon of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65825/
El Abrazo Aug. 1966
Issue of El Abrazo journal devoted to HemisFair '68. The issue cover depicts sailing ships on a blue ocean relating to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66125/
El Abrazo Sept/Oct/Nov 1967
El Abrazo journal issue devoted to HemisFair '68. The cover relates to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66126/
[Annual Report: National Project Committee, 1962-1963]
Annual report of the National Project Committee of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for 1962-1963. For the first time, the chapter embarked on a full-scale project to introduce selected local students to the fine arts through cultural events programs, which included visits to the symphony, opera, musicals, and art galleries. Both the students involved and school principals were supportive of the program and felt it was a great success. The committee recommends that the program be renewed for a second year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305768/
[Annual Report: National Project Committee, 1964-1965]
Annual report of the National Project Committee of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for 1964-1965. The committee sponsored six cultural events for local students. Includes notes about chapter expenses and student attendance at these events. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305769/
[Blank outline]
Fragmented outline with headings for educational, social, and other. There is blank space for remarks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305878/
[A Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc.]
Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. Handwritten and later photocopied, the document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305798/
[Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. and its Programs]
Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. The document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305799/
The Bru-it
March-April 1968 issue of the magazine of the Lone Star Brewing Company. Most of the issue is devoted to HemisFair '68, with historical information, and information about facilities, attractions, exhibits, and participants. There are many illustrations of the fair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66273/
Building : Tynan House
Several pages of information about the Tynan House, which was one of the historic houses on the HemisFair '68 site. It was built in the 1860s and located at 117 Goliad Street. Included in this 4 page set is a drawing of the front of the house, and a map showing its location on the HemisFair site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66120/
[Calendar of events for 10th Western Annual Conference]
Memo from Esther Browne to presidents, delegates, and visitors. The memo is regarding a calendar of events for the 10th Western Area Conference. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305874/
[Chapter Report to Area Conference of the Links, Incorporated]
Chapter report to the area conference of the Links, Inc. by the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. The report lists current officers and officers elect. Handwritten notes are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305877/
Cover letter on HemisFair '68 meeting
Letter to accompany the transcript of a meeting held August 24, 1965 about HemisFair '68. The letter, from Jim Glass, is addressed to one of the fellow meeting attendees, Mr. Allison Peery. Mr. Peery was one of the site planning architects for HemisFair. The letter is written on "Culberson, Slaughter, Glass & DuBose, inc." letterhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66121/
[Delegate Report for 10th Western Area Conference]
Handwritten report for the 10th Western Area Conference. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305876/
[Drafts of letters promoting a series of fine arts seminars for students]
Drafts of letters by Vernis Hudgins to prospective participants in a series of seminars sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to educate local students about the fine arts. The first letter is addressed to school principals and asks them to read an enclosed letter to students. The second letter invites students to attend the seminar series and is the one to be read by the principals. There is also a list of six principals who should receive these letters. Includes handwritten corrections. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305771/
[Envelope from Sterling Houston to Mrs. S. W. Houston - 1965]
Manila envelope sent by Sterling Houston to a "Mrs. S. W. Houston" in San Antonio, Texas. Several stamps on the front and back side read, "PHOTOGRAPH DO NOT BEND", indicating that photographs were sent inside. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291031/
[Expense Report for Nassau Beach Hotel Trip]
Expense report written by Vernis Hudgins of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. It provides an inventory of expenses for a trip taken to the Nassau Beach Hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305032/
[Expenses for Delegate to Area Conference in Ft. Worth]
Note written on stenography paper regarding expenses for a delegate to the area conference in Fort Worth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305882/
Fair of the Americas Fact Sheet
Fact sheet for the Fair of the Americas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65818/
[First Report on The National Projects Committee]
First report on the National Projects Committee written by Alma K. Inge, general chairman of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. The report discusses phase I and II of a cultural and arts outreach program at the local level. It includes seminars on music, drama, painting, and sculpture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305795/
[Form letter from Venis Hudgins - November 22, 1964]
Form letter from Vernis Hudgins thanking recipients for participating in a seminar about dance hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Recipients are invited to attend future seminars on drama and charm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305770/
General Electric Company's Theaterama press release
Text is The General Electric Company's press release describing the Theaterama experience at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio entitled "The Wonderful World of Progress." The Circular theater used a variety of audio visual techniques, including live-to-film, film-to-live, “op art,” “blue mat” and magic effects as well as music and lyrics. Featured was a mythical Genie of the Southwest, who spoke and interacted with the onstage hostess-housewife. The release details the writers of the show, its musical score, the 16 hostesses, the "genie" portrayed by television performer Bill McCutcheon and many of the special effects used. The release goes on to include the seating capacity of 16,100 persons and the length of the show, 20 minutes. The release also describes the performance as well as its objective at HemisFair ’68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66139/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights the Goliad Food Plaza, one of the food clusters at HemisFair '68, and lists a couple of food items available there. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66231/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights the lagoon cruise boats and the Mini-Monorail as on-grounds transportation at HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66232/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights some of the main buildings that have been constructed for the fair, including the Tower of the Americas, the Arena, Theatre for the Performing Arts, and Convention Hall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66173/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights how HemisFair '68 represents an urban renaissance for San Antonio, with the construction of the Tower of the Americas and other satellite buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66179/
HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet
Souvenir booklet for HemisFair'68. The text is printed in both English and Spanish. The colorful cover illustration shows smiling characters representing many different nations dressed in national costumes. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68. The booklet is colorfully illustrated with views of the many attractions the world's fair has to offer visitors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66525/
HemisFair '68 - The San Antonio's World Fair
A brief history of the World's Fair by Marshall T. Steves. The speech must have been given several years before HemisFair '68 opened as most of his comments refer to designs and planning for the fair. Marshall Steves was president of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65822/
HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream
Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66123/
Hemisfair $200 Million Dollar Dream
Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66527/
Leon Valley PTA Speaking Engagement
Text of a talk given by William Sinkin to the Leon Valley PTA on February 9th, 1967. The title of the talk was "HemisFair '68: a Progress Report". Mr. Sinkin first gave some general remarks about HemisFair and then talked about HemisFair financing and the economic impact that HemisFair '68 would have on San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65821/
[Letter from G. W. Mervin to Anna Harris - May 10, 1963]
Letter from G. W. Mervin to Anna Harris thanking the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Inc. for sponsoring cultural events and activities for the students of Dunbar Junior School during the past academic year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305764/
[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - April 2, 1965]
Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne confirming his appearance at a meeting of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights is going out of town but will forward promotional materials to Horne upon his return. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Doris Horne." The back of the envelope has handwritten notes in a different script. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305457/
[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - May 7, 1965]
Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights was ill and unable to send the promotional materials that Horne had requested earlier. However, he has recovered and placed the materials in the mail. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305458/
[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - November 10, 1965]
Letter from Doris Horne to James Spaights confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. They have agreed to hold the concert on March 27, 1966, and she has enclosed a check for $100 to validate the contract. Per their contract, the chapter will pay him another $200 at a later date. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305459/
[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - October 25, 1965]
Letter from Doris Horne to James Spaights confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights provided an acceptable contract to play the concert, but it stated the date incorrectly. The chapter would like to hold the concert on March 28, 1966. If Spaights sends the chapter a contract with the corrected date, they will sign it and forward him the binder fee. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305460/
[Letter from James W. Francis and A. R. Nelson to Doris Horne - November 18, 1965]
Letter from Beryl Francis and Wilhelmina Nelson to Doris Horne requesting financial support for the YWCA. The San Antonio YWCA is raising funds to renovate its Pine Street Building, which has historically served African-Americans, and is soliciting funds from civic groups, including the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305461/
[Letter from Julia Taylor to CHARM Seminar Participants - January 24, 1965]
Letter from the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to participants of the CHARM seminar. Guests are thanked for their attendance and invited to the chapter's next event, which is an art tour. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305087/
[Letter from Julia Taylor to Virgil W. Walker - January 25, 1965]
Letter from the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to the principal of James Whitcomb Riley Elementary-Junior School, Virgil W. Walker. The chapter wishes to thank him for his support of their cultural programs and would like to invite female students to an upcoming art tour. The advertisement for the art tour is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305088/
[Letter from Marion Johnson to San Antonio Schools - October 6, 1966]
Letter from the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to local schools about their four-part fine arts program. These schools have partnered with The Links, Inc. in the past, and the chapter would like to advertise the event in the schools. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305081/
[Letter from Mrs. E. T. Wrenn to Anna Harris - May 13, 1963]
Letter from Mrs. E. T. Wrenn to Anna Harris thanking the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for sponsoring the attendance of two students of Lincoln Elementary and Junior High School at various cultural events. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305761/
[Letter from S. T. Scott to San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. - May 9, 1963]
Letter from S. T. Scott to the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Inc. thanking them for sponsoring cultural events and activities for the students of Douglass Junior High School during the past academic year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305762/
[Letter from V. W. Walker to Anna Harris - May 9, 1963]
Letter from V. W. Walker to Anna Harris (referred to here as Mrs. C. Thompson Harris) thanking the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Inc. for sponsoring cultural events and activities for the students of James Whitcomb Riley Junior School during the past academic year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305763/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Area Conference Committees, 1968]
This list details the San Antonio chapter's committee assignments in preparation for the upcoming area conference of The Links, Inc. chapters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305093/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Evaluation for Cultural Events Program 1962-1963]
Handwritten form used by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to evaluate cultural events programs they hosted in 1962-1963. These events included tours of historic neighborhoods, symphony concerts, ballet performances, and musicals. All of the events are rated as either "Good" or "Excellent". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305759/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Financial Report for "Serenade to the Arts"]
Financial report of chapter expenses for the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc.'s "Serenade to the Arts" program. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305765/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Fine Arts Program Records - 1966-1967]
Handwritten records for fine arts events hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. in 1966 and 1967. Details the program titles, dates, schools in attendance, and procedures for the committee chair to follow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305078/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Heir-O-Links Activities]
Provides a program of activities for an upcoming Heir-O-Links event hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. in 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305106/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Program Activities Report]
Handwritten record of the activities of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. in five program areas from around 1966: national, charitable, civic, international, and social. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305080/
[Links Chapter Documentation: Program Sponsored by Pine Street Center, YWCA]
List of programs sponsored by the YWCA of San Antonio, Texas. Programs include a children's summer camp, study hall, girls' clubs, a gardening club, support groups for single parents, and classes in sewing, typing, piano, ballet, and tap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305462/
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